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October 8, 2006

BILL GATES SHARING HIS FORTUNE email

Filed under: Awareness — Dinesh Gajbhiye @ 11:26 am

This one is an amazing mail about Bill Gates sharing his fortune. This mail is a HOAX and people are certainly getting fooled and forwarding it to their friends. The wonderful thing about this mail is it making rounds since 1997 and still going on 😉

Email Details:
Subject: UK Requirement
From: Originated from someone (email address not available)
Content:

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Dear Friends,
Please do not take this for a junk letter. Bill Gates is sharing his fortune. If you ignore this you will repent later. Microsoft and AOL are now the largest Internet companies and in an effort to make sure that Internet Explorer remains the most widely used program, Microsoft and AOL are running an e-mail beta test.

When you forward this e-mail to friends, Microsoft can and will track it (if you are a Microsoft Windows user) for a two week time period.

For every person that you forward this e-mail to, Microsoft will pay you $245.00, for every person that you sent it to that forwards it on, Microsoft will pay you $243.00 and for every third person that receives it, you will be paid $241.00. Within two week! s, Microsoft will contact you for your address and then send you a cheque.

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Now let’s go into the reality, the Truth:

  • Microsoft and AOL haven’t merged yet and they are rivals of each other.
  •  Microsoft claims to not having any such email tracking system.
  •  The system is still in BETA mode since 1997 🙂
  •  Commonsense: Why the hell on this earth someone will share his fortune for such stupid thing.
  • Read more about this at http://urbanlegends.about.com/library/blmsaol.htm (you will find many variants of this same mail plus statements from Microsoft and Bill Gates)
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26 Comments »

  1. How true is this mail on Bill Gates sharing his fortune circulating now.

    Comment by Emmanuel Mukuka — January 19, 2007 @ 8:07 pm | Reply

  2. hi,

    I was looking for some other junk mail and came across this Bill Gates thing… Today’s date is 31st Oct, 2007 and believe me I STILL RECEIVE atleast 4 copies of the same mail saying Bill Gates is sharing his fortune. But now with screen shots of Bank account summary! all with various transaction entries.

    Ok, now after coming to know that Bill Gates is no longer the richest person (he’s in 3rd now) in the world and Mukesh Ambani is the richest person…., I hav come to these conclusion:

    1. Bill Gates is indeed sharing his fortune so that he can become the poorest person in the world!
    2. Most of the forwarding was done by Mukesh Ambani and that is why he is now the richest person!

    Don’t be suprised if after some time if you start receiving SMS from Reliance network that if you forward the sms Mukesh will share his fortune!!!!

    Comment by Kishan — October 31, 2007 @ 6:14 am | Reply

  3. The objective is not only to fool someone but this is very good way to find the social networking of different people which can be used in different ways.

    Comment by Imran Khan — November 2, 2007 @ 7:42 pm | Reply

  4. Mukesh Ambani is no doubt one of the richest men in the world. But at #14 he has less than half of the #3 contender with $20.1 in USD. This wild distortion does not make ones statements credible.

    Comment by Whaat De Hack — November 10, 2007 @ 12:56 am | Reply

  5. lol the subject of the mail for me was “FW: PLEEEEEASE READ!!!! it was on the news! ASAP.. Hello!‏”

    so i immediately checked if it was on the news… and i found several pages that were similar to this one… haha

    Comment by LLJ — April 16, 2008 @ 12:29 pm | Reply

  6. Hi,
    Iam still recieving the same content with screen shot of ATM transaction,iam very much vexed and also forwarding the mail to many friends regarding the Opertaion so that they may get some amount from AOL.Is this True? I am getting a lot of mail like this.

    HELP EVERYONE FROM THIS JUNK MAIL!!!!

    Comment by Sathish — June 16, 2008 @ 4:54 pm | Reply

  7. bill gates is the man.Even if he is in the 3rd place of getting rich,he is the one who knows and gives the way to others

    Comment by tadios — September 4, 2008 @ 10:09 pm | Reply

  8. In the last few weeks I have won several lottos and several dead and dying people have left me vast sums of money, I must just fwd all my personal particulars and they will start paying me immediately , no doubt my bank particulars will be the last info they need…!
    To report these scams is also such a hassle and rigmarole, is there not an easier way or ways to let those who spunge and commit fraud answer for this nonsense ?

    Comment by Jannie — September 8, 2008 @ 2:13 pm | Reply

  9. Let us use the net to our advantage n not misuse!!!!

    Let guide our freinds n not misgiude thru the net.

    Let us learn to earn our daily bread thru hard work and not to depend on someone else’s fortune.

    Lastly let us learn to share from whatever share of GODs fortune we have WITH OTHERS!

    Comment by SUSHIL I KATHAR — October 16, 2008 @ 3:43 pm | Reply

  10. hear hear! this mail is all shit, i dont believe it either….i just wish pple wud stop with all this crap.

    Comment by rachel — November 6, 2008 @ 4:42 am | Reply

  11. yes, this is true mail.i have gotten the cheque from microsoft.u shud believe it.

    Comment by MUHAMMAD — June 23, 2009 @ 9:26 am | Reply

    • Hey Muhammad,

      I just got this mail, from a lot of friends and some of them say they got the money after two weeks,
      some kind of cheque.
      but isnt it sow that every one who does this it, are getting a amount of money?
      then bill gates would be poor right know,
      btw this happened in Eindhoven the Netherlands, where im from
      what im asking =
      – did you really get the money
      – and isnt there a selection or time limit?

      greets from holland
      marks

      Comment by Marks — July 23, 2009 @ 4:40 am | Reply

  12. Please send me Bill Gates private or his office email adres to above mail adres
    Thanks

    Comment by Lizelle Brown — July 20, 2009 @ 2:31 pm | Reply

  13. My oh my! How would you take this kind of rubbish as a serious news. Bill Gates & his wife already engaged in charity through their foundation spending billions on dollars. How will you now expect him to be dashing out money just like this?
    Watch it, next time someone will ask you to send your bank details to get “your” money!!!
    -Idowu (abulesowo@gmail.com) (+234)80-55533396.

    Comment by Idowu — August 23, 2009 @ 10:20 pm | Reply

  14. […] :: Bill Gates sharing his fortune :: i received an e-mail from a friend just now. a few years ago i did too. its hard to believe but what the heck, i just forwarded the email. my SIL replied with a link to a page..https://publicawareness.wordpress.com/2006/10/08/bill-gates-sharing-his-fortune-email/ […]

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  15. Hi today is the 15 September 2009, I just received this email for the hundredth time. Its amazing how people can be so superstitious thinking someone will share his fortune. He does not even know who the hell you are. I think if it were for a good cause then yes, otherwise why would anyone want to share his fortune with a complete stranger.

    Comment by Delvi — September 15, 2009 @ 7:56 pm | Reply

  16. bill gates should interfare in this mattere someone is making fool the whole world under the name of bill gates

    Comment by santy — November 14, 2009 @ 7:56 pm | Reply

  17. THESE ARE NOT FOR MISUSING.

    Comment by KAVYA RAJ — December 9, 2009 @ 3:31 pm | Reply

  18. j’ai aussi recu et apres avoir vue ce mail 6 fois sur different site , sous la rubrique arnaque …. je n’y croix pas .. ne vous faite pas avoir !! 😉

    Comment by lashj — December 9, 2009 @ 10:12 pm | Reply

  19. I want to know more about these please

    Comment by Ronny — February 15, 2010 @ 6:38 pm | Reply

  20. Ohhhh…. Guys till now that email is continuously spreading that bill gates sharing his “Fortune”, Even me Get that email 3 times a day!

    Comment by Jhing — February 20, 2010 @ 6:36 pm | Reply

  21. Just testing everything out!

    Comment by eTaylor SLOAN — May 19, 2010 @ 10:12 am | Reply

  22. boujure je mapel artak 1000 dolar mersi

    Comment by vardanyan artak — August 25, 2010 @ 8:58 pm | Reply

  23. My name is Tara Mickes,I live in Vancouver Washington. I would never ask but my mother has a medical condition and needs a liver transplant. She has work all her life to raise my sister and myself. My mom currently is working but her condition is getting worse. Her co-pay for her doctor visits and hospital stay she cant afford to life and make her house payment. I work and my sister does too, but we dont have any extra money to give her. She is my only part alive and she is my best friend. I cant lose my mom and I ask for help. I dont know if this is a hoax or not but I am willing to try and see if this ever reaches you. I ask for just a little help to maybe help in the cost of a liver transplant or help just in some medical cost. I dont want to see my mom suffer anymore. I wish I was you to help. If there is anything I can do to help you and make my wish come true to save my mom. Please let me know. I can only ask, wish and pray for this to happen. The sooner she gets one the better, you will then have saved my moms life. If you need anything from me to prove her condition, please call me 360-980-5821 or my address 13815 ne 64th circle, vancouver wa 98682
    Thank you for listening if anything..
    Tara Mickes

    Comment by Tara Mickes — September 1, 2010 @ 9:04 am | Reply

  24. i am a poor and short person, now i am doing a job for care taking a bungalow, i have a wife one kid he (annjoe francis) studied UKG, India, Tamilnadu, the nilgiris, i am qualified diploma in TV engineering (service). Now i need a help for money, If any one can help me i keep a TV service and Mobile service shop. This is my request. Thanking you.

    Comment by arockiaswamy — October 28, 2010 @ 9:58 pm | Reply

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    Comment by Hudson Simonetti — March 19, 2012 @ 7:55 am | Reply


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